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Report: Rockets acquire Robinson from Kings

3:26 AM, Feb 21, 2013   |    comments
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Houston, TX (Sports Network) - The Houston Rockets have reportedly acquired forward Thomas Robinson from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for forward Patrick Patterson, guard Toney Douglas and center Cole Aldrich.

According to multiple media outlets, including the Houston Chronicle, the Rockets will also receive forwards Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt in the deal, which comes less than 24 hours from the NBA trade deadline.

Robinson, the No. 5 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, has averaged 4.8 points and 4.7 rebounds through 51 games with the Kings.

Garcia, an eight-year veteran, is averaging 5.2 points and 1.7 rebounds through 40 games, while Honeycutt has appeared in just nine games this season, his second in the league.

Patterson has started 38 of the 47 games he played in with the Rockets this season. In his third NBA campaign, the 23-year-old Kentucky product has posted averages of 11.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest.

Douglas has played in 49 games backing up starting point guard Jeremy Lin, while Aldrich averaged 1.7 points in 30 games for Houston this season.

According to the report in the Houston Chronicle, the Rockets also reached an agreement to send forward Marcus Morris to Phoenix for a future second-round pick.

Morris, 23, appeared in 54 games, including 17 starts, with the Rockets this season and averaged 8.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest.

The Kansas product will be reunited with twin brother Markieff, who currently plays for the Suns.

All four Houston players involved in the trades were not with the team during Wednesday's 122-119 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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